“The Nationalist people have moved on…”

Interesting snippet from last week’s Prime Time results programme last Thursday: particularly Máirtín Ó Muilleoir’s remarks on the SDLP’s campaign. He noted that Mark Durkan had fought a tenacious campaign in Derry and South Belfast and was justly rewarded, but that in regard to the SDLP’s past role, ‘people do not remember the bread they have eaten’. He also posed the question of whether they can ever really fight back at Sinn Fein, if they only organise in Northern ireland and not throughout the island.

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